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She Sheds : A Room of Your Own
by Erika Kotite


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Create your very own hideaway right at home with She Sheds.

They've got their man caves, and it's time for you to have a space of your own. She Sheds shows you how to create cozy getaways with inspiration from across the country.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Create your very own hideaway right at home with She Sheds.

They've got their man caves, and it's time for you to have a space of your own. She Sheds shows you how to create cozy getaways with inspiration from across the country. Start by defining the goal and purpose of your space. Will you use it for entertaining, crafting, or alone time? Then, use the gallery of over 100 photos as inspiration for your decor, paint colors, and landscaping. You'll even find fun upcycling ideas to personalize your space. Get inspired, and get started on your very own tricked-out retreat


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781591866770
  • ISBN-10: 1591866774
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 176
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds


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Lifestyles: Crafting a career

Looking to promote the artists and crafters whose creations she carried in her shop, writer and photographer Erin Austen Abbott began sharing “Studio Stories” on her Instagram feed. With How to Make It, she expands on that series, photographing 25 artisans and business owners across the country in natural light in their workspaces. Each profile features a short Q&A, a “Day in the Life” breakdown, a how-to for a related project—homemade wood butter, a block-printed scarf, a fringed greeting card, a hand-cut leather coin purse—and, in a clever addition, great Spotify fodder with a list of “Inspiring Songs from the Studio.” The projects are within reach for those of us who aren’t professional artists, and Abbott’s interviews are studded with sound advice from the trenches. It’s like the ultimate coffee date with your favorite creative mentor, times 25. “We have so much to learn from one another as we follow our creative paths,” Abbott writes. “Let’s all be in this together.”

A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN
It’s a dream of mine to build a tiny house in my backyard: a writing space for me, a place for occasional guests to crash. So I nearly gasped at She Sheds by Erika Kotite, which makes my vision seem awfully attainable. Here are real women’s one-room getaways, each with its own unique purpose. You’ll ooh and ahh over them all: a restored garden shed constructed with recycled materials, a contractor-built jewelry studio, a “new” shed built entirely from parts salvaged from other buildings and everything in between. Practical tips abound, from decisions about foundation and flooring to laying brick and painting. For each shed, the total build time and final cost are detailed, and many come in well under $10,000. You can also go the shed kit route, and Kotite provides advice on that as well. This is a fabulous resource and a dreamy look-book.

TOP PICK IN LIFESTYLES
Life seems a little—or a lot—more sensual and refined with things like edible flower-infused water, salt-preserved herbs, blooming butter and scented geranium sugar around. If you follow the lead of Harvest by Bay Area landscape designers Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis, you can whip up these and other pleasures from plants grown in your own backyard. Organizing the selected plants by their growing season—either early, mid or late—the authors suggest a brilliant array of ways to alchemize their various parts. Roots, fruits, leaves and seeds become salads, scrubs, skin treatments and dyes. And if you can’t cultivate chinotto oranges or finger limes or pineapple guava? Never fear; there’s a handy substitution chart for each project, so you’re bound to find a plant that will provide what you need. New gardeners may feel a bit intimidated, but seasoned green thumbs will love these fresh ideas. And really, we can all pull off an aromatic rosemary smudge stick or dried herbs for sprinkling into dishes.

This article was originally published in the March 2017 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

 
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